Spartans, Tigers play to 2-2 tie in pre-season Top 25 match-up
CLEMSON, SC – In a battle of pre-season Top 25 ranked teams, Clemson and UNC Greensboro played to a 2-2 tie in a men’s soccer exhibition match Saturday night.
The 12th-ranked Tigers received a goal and an assist from Eric Cava in the first half to jump out to a two-goal lead. Cava scored unassisted to give Clemson a 1-0 at 37:23. He then added a helper on Tate Parrish’s goal that gave the Tigers a 2-0 advantage at 39:29.
The Spartans, ranked No. 23 in the NSCAA pre-season poll, got on the board just before half when Tebatso Manyama, a transfer from Auburn-Montgomery, scored off a feed from newcomer Tim Masters at 41:20.
Junior forward Thomas Campbell knotted the score at 58:31 off a feed from Michael Bonilla to tie the game 2-2. The score remained that way through the end of regulation. The teams did not play overtime because it was exhibition play.
Shots were even at 12-12, while UNCG held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Chad Janda and Chad Dickerson split time in goal for the Spartans. Janda played the first half, recording one save. Dickerson also recorded one save, playing the second half.
UNCG returns to action on August 26 when it hosts Winthrop in an exhibition match at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
SCORE BY PERIODS
SCORING: CU – Cava (unassisted), 37:33; CU – Parrish (Cava), 39:29; UNCG – Manyama (Masters) 41:20; UNCG - Campbell (Bonilla) 58:31. SHOTS: UNCG 12, CU 12. Saves: UNCG 2 (Janda 1, Dickerson 1), CU 4 (Bednick 3, Rosman 1). Corner Kicks: UNCG 4, CU 2. Fouls: UNCG 10, CU 6.
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